St Vincent De Paul R C Church, Knutsford

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Fr John comes from Shropshire, having been ordained priest for the Diocese in the Cathedral in 1974.  

In his spare time, when he is not watching parishioners, he likes to dip into Old Trafford, either for the football or cricket.

He is a member of the Governing bodies of St Vincent's Primary School and St Nicholas Catholic High School.




Our Parish Priest, Fr John Joyce

1861-1865  Father Hugh Lynch

1865-1867  Father Henry Alcock & Father Daniel S Casey

1867-1876  Father Daniel S Casey

1876-1879  Father Patrick O'Reilly

1879-1900  Father Robert Roberts Maurice

1900-1906  Father John Henry Roche

1906-1909  Father Thomas Mullins

1909-1917  Father Albert Morrisey

1917-1920  Father Edward D Kirby

1920-1934  Father John James Ryan


1934-1935  Father J H Campbell

1935-1941  Father Peter J Coughlan

1941-1944  Father Maurice A Stone

1944-1948  Father William C Corcoran

1948-1951  Father John Gildea

1951-1961  Father Michael Barry

1961-1968  Father James Joseph Matthews

1968-1980  Father Wlifrid Kelly

1980-2001  Canon Joseph Cahill

2001-          Father John Joyce


Fr John came to St Vincent's in 2001, in succession to Canon Cahill, who on retirement, went to live locally in Plumley Village.


The following is a list of the previous parish priests who have served in St Vincents since its foundation in 1861.....


Our warm congratulations go to Father John who celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination on Sunday, 13th July 2014. The event was attended by parishioners and selected guests - over 400 people in all! It was a wonderful and joyous occasion, and below is a selection of photographs of the day.

40th Anniversary